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In Russia, a new type of fraud through payment receipts for housing and communal services

Russian woman Victoria told REN TV that she found a fake bill for paying utility bills through a QR code in her mailbox.

The woman wanted to pay the gas bill and began to carefully check her house and apartment numbers. But, according to her, she did not find this data when she used the QR code.

The mobile bank informed her that she was going to transfer money simply to a certain bank account. This alerted the Russian woman. She realized that scammers were planting fake bills in mailboxes.

“I paid for gas and it turned out that there was nothing, it was just payment to some account - no last name, no apartment, no address,” Victoria told REN TV.

She clarified that at the same time all her personal data were indicated in the payment itself.

Earlier, Vyacheslav Baldin, a lawyer at the Asterisk Law Office, spoke about scammers who, under the guise of employees of management companies and emergency services, walk around apartments offering to buy fake equipment. He clarified that the attackers propose to install a gas analyzer to prevent leakage.

In Russia, a new type of fraud through payment receipts for housing and communal services